Monday, August 17, 2009

Update from Jeff

I'm going to have to keep it brief for this evening, but I promise
more tomorrow after I can actually move my arms above my elbows.
Thanks to some great piloting and crewmanship from Alicia and Will, I
made it landing somewhere in France in 11:40. All I know is that it
was a soft landing on a sandy beach which is perfectly fine with me.
Although, I will say that the hours of continuous white horses was not
such a good experience. If anyone is curious about how swimming in a
white horse feels like, roll down the longest hill in you neighborhood
for 5 hours straight and then try to stand up. In any event, chalk
another successful Channel crossing for Indy Swimfit (by the way
congrats on your success at USMS Nats; job well done coaches and all).

I want to thank the countless individuals who have provided us support
over the course of our training and throughout our swims. To say it
is a little overwhelming would be an understatement. However, we're
not done. Please tune in tomorrow for Adam's swim. He goes off at 8
or so in the morning. Will and I will try to keep the blog up to date
as soon as we receive information from the Dawkins' crew. We hope to
be signing the wall and having a pint at the White Horse tomorrow

Take care all and keep up the great support.

You're all the greatest.


  1. Jeff, just got a call from Stacey Dowl, she so proud of you. She hopes to send you a note herself. Love,Mom

  2. Jeff, so good to hear from you what it was like from your perspective. What an awesome job and letting us a part of the great adventure.

    Just think, your wife and kids will see more of you now. Morse Rez will always be there also. See you soon! You are a man of the hour!


  3. Way to go Jeff! I really have enjoyed the adventure of listening, tracking your swim ,and reading the blog of the events as they played out today. I can't wait to see pictures and to hear all about the day when you get back. Congrats to Alicia and Will for being a great crew. Enjoy your time and I hope you can lift your arms up soon to raise a pint to a incredible experience.

  4. congrats! It was great to follow you along this awesome accomplishment! Bob and Andrea (isf)